Sex Tape - Film Review
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel can't save this cringeworthy caper comedyMore on Various Artists
Segel's character sagely states: "Nobody understands the fucking cloud!" There are quite a few celebrities who could echo that sentiment this week. No doubt encouraged by the antics of Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up and spin-off This is 40, director Jake Kasdan cranks the cheese-o-meter up to 11 and gamely guns for gags in a clumsy caper that gets progressively more cringeworthy.
Jack Black delivers a cool cameo as the head honcho of website 'Youporn' and Rob Lowe brings the funny as Annie’s coke-snorting boss in the grip of a mid-life crisis. But the whole thing feels too contrived and the writing isn't clever enough to hide it. Comedy sex scenes aside, if you were to edit out the F-bombs you're left with another Hollywood vision of wholesome American life with a couple overcoming their relationship issues in the face of adversity. It might play better at home on TV when you're expectations are lower but don't waste your hard earned cash seeing it at the cinema.
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